The second and final season of Stargate Universe was announced by Syfy on 13 December 2009.
Like the first season, the second season consisted of 20 episodes.
The series was moved from the franchise’s long history of Friday to Tuesday, along with Caprica, as Syfy had picked up WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
The series resumed on 28 September 2010, USA. In Ireland & UK, the series resumed on 05 October at 9pm on Sky1 and Sky1 HD.
Syfy announced on 16 December 2010 that it would not be picking Stargate Universe up for a third season and that the Spring 2011 season would be the last to air on its channel.
After an Earth negotiating team led by Richard Woolsey fails to convince the Langarans to allow an attempt to dial Destiny from their naquadria-rich home planet, Telford suspects they have cut a deal with the Lucian Alliance.
Telford and Young plot a daring operation to test Rodney McKay’s new dialing protocols, which he asserts solve the problems which led to the destruction of the two previous planets upon dialling Destiny’s nine-chevron address.
When McKay comes aboard Destiny to confer with Eli, Rush is found unresponsive in the interface chair, having uploaded his consciousness into the ship’s computer where he shares a simulation with Amanda Perry.
The earth team gains control of the naquadria-powered Stargate by a communication stone subterfuge that allows Young to co-opt the Langaran administrator’s body, but the ruse is detected before McKay can finish dialling Destiny.
After Rush and Perry fail to return Rush’s consciousness to his body, Eli is forced to intervene, by locking away Ginn and Perry’s consciousnesses in an inaccessible part of the computer.
Rush awakens next to Volker and Greer, who are still recovering from the kidney transplant.
Production & Filming Details
- Creator(s): Helen Shaver.
- Producer(s): Remi Aubuchon.
- Release Date: 04 April 2011.
- Running Time: 43 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.